It was a night of firsts – I’d never been to the National Theatre before, and I’d never seen Twelfth Night before. And for the rest of the audience, I don’t think they’d ever seen Twelfth Night played like this before.
Tamsin Greig takes on the role of Malvolio, re-purposed as Malvolia. Having watched her for years in Black Books, Green Wing and Episodes, seeing her in Shakespeare takes a few minutes readjusting. But soon she’s completely taking the comic lead – she has amazing timing and makes little looks and comments to the audience. And yellow stockings and cross-garters? Please, please go and see it for that scene alone.… Read more